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Can some point me to a larger pointer?

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  1. Daniel~

    Daniel~ Chief BBS Administrator Staff Member

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    My curser is way to small, about the size of a nat, already tried mint settings but no enlarge curser setting seem to help,,,HELP!
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Strange, my mouse settings worked fine. My cursor was huge when I turned up the slider
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    Oh yeah? Then find my pointer in the attached picture. If you can'then get off your butt and find something for me Mr. IT guy!! LOL Screenshot from 2020-02-22 19-57-59.png
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    It's just not in me to be cruel, my pointer didn't show up in the screen shot...I image it's because it's two small to be photographed.
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    Ha ha! Sorry I didn't see this until today... kinda ignore emails over the weekend.

    The first thing I noticed is your font sizes and icons sizes are much larger in your screen than mine.
    So there is a chance the cursor will not get any larger because everything is scaled high enough already.

    Also, I was going to send you a screenshot of my cursor, but the screenshot utility and scrot will not include the pointer. Even with an option to "include pointer" still didn't appear.
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    thanks Boo, I'll keep looking, there must be some way to do this.";o]
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    well i found a mess of cursors, but nothing to enlarge them. They are in Mint software manger, under cursor
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    Hmm, not sure why its not behaving???
    What is your screen resolution set to?
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    I have had trouble for a long time getting my fonts so I can read them, hit and miss as far as which settings control which fonts and where.

    I have finally figured out were several of the settings I need are. But the cursor remains a mystery! ":O}
    Oh! I'm at 4K settings
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    Ah, 4K means super high resolution:
    3840 x 2160 pixels

    So everything in the screen is super small and the OS needs to adjust with Scaling features.
    There is a way to scale the mouse in a Terminal command.

    I also read there are cursor themes in the Software Manager. You could try those as well.
    Also, if you are using a Theme, try resetting it to the default Mint Theme and see if the mouse scales properly.
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    Found one that I can at lest see in software manager, Thanks Boo!
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Let me know if it doesn't work, then we'll try the terminal command
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    Well I would like it to be twice the current size
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    Did the app work for ya?
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    To be honest I don't even remember what default looks like. But I've tried dozens over the years and they never change the cursor size.
    I tried a half dozen in software manager, mostly silliness and color. one said huge cursor, but didn't do anything.
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Lets try it from the Terminal

    1. Launch the Terminal
    2. Type this command:
      sudo gsettings get org.cinnamon.desktop.interface cursor-size 96
    3. Press Enter
    4. Restart Mint
    If the mouse isn't any larger then I guess leave it alone, but if its too big, try the command again and user a lower size:

    24 - Default

    32 - Medium

    48 - Large

    64 - Larger

    96 - Largest
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    daniel@daniel-System-Product-Name:~$ sammysadymayj14
    sammysadymayj14: command not found
    daniel@daniel-System-Product-Name:~$ sudo gsettings get org.cinnamon.desktop.interface cursor-size 96
    [sudo] password for daniel:
    Sorry, try again.
    [sudo] password for daniel:
    Sorry, try again.
    [sudo] password for daniel:
    Usage:
    gsettings [--schemadir SCHEMADIR] get SCHEMA[:pATH] KEY

    Get the value of KEY

    Arguments:
    SCHEMADIR A directory to search for additional schemas
    SCHEMA The name of the schema
    PATH The path, for relocatable schemas
    KEY The key within the schema

    darn, no change, thanks anyway Boo


    daniel@daniel-System-Product-Name:~$
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Dang, it was worth a try.
    I'm guess a Theme has hi-jacked your cursor settings. Did you ever try a different theme for Cinnamon?
    Maybe even a default theme?
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    several, all no go.
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    Hmm, I'm out of ideas at this point. All I can think of is lowing the screen resolution... maybe to 2K

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